All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja expressed his gratitude on Tuesday after becoming the third Indian cricketer to play for the country in 50 or more games in all three formats – Tests, ODIs and T20Is. Jadeja joined Indian captain Virat Kohli and former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the elite club. The all-rounder, who has played 50 tests, 168 ODIs and 50 T20Is, thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the support staff for always supporting him. “It is a great honor to participate Mahi Bhai and Virat as the only others to have played 50 games in all three formats for India. A big thank you to the BCCI, my teammates, the brilliant support staff for showing confidence in me and for always supporting me. Further and higher. Jai Hind, ‘Jadeja tweeted.
It is a great honor to join Mahi Bhai and Virat as the only others to have played 50 games in all 3 formats before. Forward and up. Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/9tH5R5o5Ma
– Ravindrasinh Jadeja (@imjadeja) December 29, 2020
Former skipper Dhoni, who made his debut in 2004, had taken part in 90 tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is for India. On the other hand, Kohli has played 87 tests, 251 ODIs and 85 T20Is for India.
Jadeja hit his 15th fifty in the longest form of the second Test against Australia on Monday. The half century of the all-rounder and the 12th century of skipper Ajinkya Rahane had put India in control of the game.
On day three at an exemplary bowling alley, India first sent Australia for 200 euros on the fourth morning, then came back to chase the 70 goal in just 15.5 overs.
If one session had cost India the first test, it was another session – which Rahane and Jadeja endured on the second day of the second test – in which India took the second game.
The win also moved India one step closer to the World Test Championship final.
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